36,000 cases of Kraft Singles recalled due to choking hazard from plastic


Those Kraft Singles in your fridge may be included in a national recall.

The Illinois-based company says it's voluntarily asking customers to return the affected products after discovering a potential choking hazard – namely, "thin strips" of the plastic wrappers sticking to the cheese even after the packaging is removed.

If not discovered and removed, the wrapping could be dangerous – according to a news release, of the 10 complaints about the packaging that Kraft Heinz received, three included reports of customers choking.

The company says the cheese only comes from 3- and 4-pound boxes of American and White American Kraft Singles, with "Best When Used By" dates between Dec. 29, 2015 and Jan. 4, 2016. (So the smaller, 16-slice packs are not affected.)

If the boxes you bought are affected, you'll also see the manufacturing codes "S54" or "S55" following the expiration dates.

The products were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

According to Kraft Heinz, they can be returned to the stores where they were bought for an exchange or full refund.

This is Kraft's second such action in four months – in March, they recalled millions of boxes of original Macaroni & Cheese over concerns they might contain pieces of metal.

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